STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State wrestling team will return home for a Friday night dual with Bucknell beginning at 7 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Date/Times: vs. Bucknell – Feb. 18, 2022/ 7 p.m. CT
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Okla.
Watch: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Listen: Hot 93.7 KSPI-FM
Live Stats: Trackwrestling.com
The No. 12 Oklahoma State wrestling team closes out the 2021-22 regular season with a home weekend that consists of duals against Bucknell and Oklahoma. The Cowboys will wrestle Bucknell on Friday night at 7 p.m., looking to snap a two-match losing streak before taking on the Sooners on Sunday afternoon.
The Series – Bucknell
Oklahoma State and Bucknell have met five times prior to Friday’s dual with each match resulting in an OSU victory. The average margin of victory for the Cowboys has been 32.6 points, with the largest margin of victory coming in a 40-6 win in 2013, which was the last time the teams met in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
An Oklahoma State Win Would...
• Move the Cowboys to 12-4 overall
• Improve OSU’s record to 6-0 in the series
• Snap a two-match losing streak for the Pokes
Cowboys in the Polls
Oklahoma State’s roster features nine wrestlers ranked in various polls this week, with five holding spots inside the top-10. Sophomore 197-pounder AJ Ferrari was the consensus No. 1 wrestler at his weight and the highest ranked Cowboy, after winning his first individual title at the NCAA Championships in March. Due to an injury forcing him to miss the remainder of the season, Ferrari was removed from the rankings this week. Daton Fix is now the highest ranked Cowboy appearing at No. 2 at 133 pounds as the reigning Big 12 champion and national finalist. Also making appearances in the top 10 of their respective weight classes are All-Americans Travis Wittlake and Dakota Geer. Geer is the consensus No. 8 ranked wrestler at 184 pounds, while Wittlake is ranked No. 7 at 165 pounds by the majority of the polls. 125-pounder Trevor Mastrogiovanni holds down the No. 7 spot, according to Intermat,after a 13-1 start to the season. Dustin Plott (174) is the final Cowboy in the top-10 as he lands at No. 9 in the Intermatpoll. Wyatt Sheets is ranked No. 14 at 157 pounds by WIN Magazine, while Kaden Gfeller lands as high as No. 13 in Intermat’s 149-pound rankings. True freshman Carter Young sits at No. 19 this week in the FloWrestling poll. Heavyweight Luke Surber held his position in the Intermat poll where he is ranked No. 31.
Friday’s dual will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ with J. Carl Guymon and Lee Roy Smith on the call. It can be heard on the radio beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Roger Moore on Hot 93.7 KSPI-FM. Live stats can be found on Trackwrestling.com.